Status Report

Joint USAF/NOAA Solar Geophysical Activity Report and Forecast 31 December 2016

By SpaceRef Editor
December 31, 2016
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Joint USAF/NOAA Solar Geophysical Activity Report and Forecast
SDF Number 366 Issued at 2200Z on 31 Dec 2016

IA.  Analysis of Solar Active Regions and Activity from 30/2100Z to 31/2100Z: Solar activity has been at very low levels for the past 24 hours. There are currently 1 numbered sunspot regions on the disk.

IB.  Solar Activity Forecast: Solar activity is expected to be very low on days one, two, and three (01 Jan, 02 Jan, 03 Jan).

IIA.  Geophysical Activity Summary 30/2100Z to 31/2100Z: The geomagnetic field has been at quiet to unsettled levels for the past 24 hours. Solar wind speed reached a peak of 588 km/s at 31/1958Z. Total IMF reached 19 nT at 31/1637Z. The maximum southward component of Bz reached -13 nT at 31/1156Z. Electrons greater than 2 MeV at geosynchronous orbit reached a peak level of 7070 pfu.

IIB.  Geophysical Activity Forecast: The geomagnetic field is expected to be at unsettled to minor storm levels on day one (01 Jan), quiet to unsettled levels on day two (02 Jan) and quiet to active levels on day three (03 Jan).

III.  Event probabilities 01 Jan-03 Jan
Class M    01/01/01
Class X    01/01/01
Proton     01/01/01
PCAF       green

IV.  Penticton 10.7 cm Flux
Observed           31 Dec 074
Predicted   01 Jan-03 Jan 074/074/074
90 Day Mean        31 Dec 080

V.  Geomagnetic A Indices
Observed Afr/Ap 30 Dec  002/002
Estimated Afr/Ap 31 Dec  013/017
Predicted Afr/Ap 01 Jan-03 Jan  016/020-008/010-009/012

VI.  Geomagnetic Activity Probabilities 01 Jan-03 Jan
A.  Middle Latitudes
Active                35/20/25
Minor Storm           15/05/10
Major-severe storm    01/01/01
B.  High Latitudes
Active                15/15/15
Minor Storm           20/25/25
Major-severe storm    20/25/35

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